LiquidSmooth ROM + Matr1x Kernel for Nexus 4!

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For this week’s Nexus 4 ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM along with Matr1x kernel.

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, LiquidSmooth ROM gives you all the performance improvements of Android 4.4.4 along with a slew of customization options you will love.

You will be able to customize everything from your interface UI, lockscreen, navigation, and much more.  Some of my favorite features include App Circle Bar (sorta like PIE Controls but with a rotating circle, really cool), Hover notifications (from ParanoidAndroid), and Shake events (shake your phone to launch any of your favorite apps like Torch).

There’s also Active Display, HALO, and PIE Controls.  Best of all, enjoy floating windows on all of your favorite apps so you can easily access another app while not having to exit the current one.

Coupled with Matr1x kernel (CM GPU OC version), you will have a blazingly fast ROM/kernel combo with great battery life (Matr1x kernel undervolted CPU/overclocked GPU).  Overall, this is a great combination to get your Nexus 4 on the latest and great Android 4.4.4 with excellent battery life/super-performance.  So, definitely give this combo a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download LiquidSmooth ROM for Nexus 4

Download Android 4.4.3 Gapps(Compatible with 4.4.4!  Do not use older Gapps though!)

Download Matr1x kernel (Grab the CM GPUOC version!!!)

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install Matr1x kernel, and reboot.   (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

*Note – Please make sure you have latest CWM that’s compatible with KitKat ROMs.  If you’ve never installed KitKat ROMs, update your CWM/TWRP recovery first!

Credits – ROMKernel <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM/kernel or hit the Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


Need Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4 KitKat!

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

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14 Responses to LiquidSmooth ROM + Matr1x Kernel for Nexus 4!

  1. Mustafa Sattar says:

    I have Installed the LiquidSmoth V3.1, Gapps 4.3.3 and Matrix 1 Kernel. Everything is good excep thecolors of my display are changed. every thing is in bluish color. Any Help

  2. shago says:

    I have Installed the LiquidSmoth V3.1, Gapps 4.3.3 Without the Matrix 1 Kernel.
    And after rebot i get Error Message and android crash ):

  3. uafreak says:

    Yeah it’s really fast but drains my battery really fast too. Do you have any suggestion for better battery life?

  4. Mac Jaffa says:

    hello…..before I install the liquid smooth rom on my nexus 4, I already rooted my phone stock android 4.4.4 using the nexus root toolkit v 1.8.4.
    I lost the root after installing the liquid smooth rom….then I tried to re root the phone but I cant root it now.
    please help me to root my phone on liquid smooth rom.
    thank you.

  5. Mac Jaffa says:

    Hello…..I prefer to root it on stock rom android 4.4.4 build KTU84P. I tried many times to root my phone on Liquidsmooth rom but I didn’t succeed to do it. Please I can install the Matr1x Kernel for Nexus 4 on this stock android rom 4.4.4 with build KTU84P?
    please someone help me….I got stuck in this topic.
    thanks in advance.

  6. Kiva says:


    I followed every step, and it went well.
    very important to do factory reset and you have to use Matr1x CM.

    If something go wrong, use root toolkit to unbrick, install official FW 4.4.4, root and tried again.

  7. Engin says:

    GApps installation failed
    This GApps pkg is for android 4.4.x only
    Status 7

    Why? Any ideas?

  8. Karsten Seth says:

    Hi best rom I have install .but have a problem wide my WiFi it don’t er coronet only way to get WiFi is to turn air plane mode on and of. have same problem wide cm11. I dont have same problem on stok 4.4.4 . I use Matrix 1 Kerne 14

  9. Jodo_c says:

    Install this Rom & Kernel.Everything Works great but only problem i have found that i can’t turn on my Location services.Why so?The on/off switch just resets to off when i try to switch it on?Please help for my Problem Sir?

  10. Gani says:

    I installed this, working fine but the stock messaging app is missing, how do I reinstall the same ??
    Thx Gani

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